With our libraries reopened, it's time for the Friends to bring back our annual fall author event.
This year’s event, LOVE LOCAL, on Thursday, October 20, will be held at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library from 6 pm to 9 pm. A panel of distinguished Texas authors and artists at the dinner will include noir novelist Harry Hunsicker, philanthropist and art advocate Donna Wilhelm, young adult genre phenom Erin Yun, and local political commentator Jim Schutze. The panel will be moderated by Dallas Poet Laureate Joaquín Zihuatanejo.
At the event, our 2022 May Dickson Exall Award will be presented to the Dallas Public Library staff. Join us to recognize the resilient and innovative efforts of the nearly 400 library employees who overcame the pandemic to provide essential programming and services that unified our community and kept them connected to library services.
This annual fundraiser benefits the Friends of the Dallas Public Library, the nonprofit organization that provides financial support and advocacy for the city’s 30 branch libraries and educational programs. Available underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are enclosed or you can give us a call at 214-670-1458.
Our libraries need the support of friends like you to enhance our lives and our city. Our libraries are lifelines for citizens who don’t have computers or internet access, an oasis for kids who want to succeed in school, and a crucial resource for employment seekers. Join us as we LOVE LOCAL!
We are a member-based 501c3 organization whose mission is to build awareness, appreciation and support for our world-class library system We envision a library that ensures every person has the opportunity and resources to read, engage, graduate, work, and learn.
Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our vision a reality. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters